If you’re 6-foot-3 or taller, you are probably used to ducking to get into vehicles and crouching while driving, but you shouldn’t have to. There are a number of roomy cars, trucks and SUVs out there. You just have to know what you’re looking for.
What makes a best used car for tall drivers?
What makes a car or SUV good for tall people is the amount of legroom and headroom it offers.
Headroom is measured from the seat to the roof of the car. Legroom is the distance from the pedal to the back of the seat with the seat fully extended away from the steering wheel. Try limiting your search to vehicles with 40 inches or more of headroom and 45 inches or more of legroom.
Nissan Altima – With 40 inches of headroom and 45 inches of legroom, the Nissan Altima is one of the best used cars for tall drivers. Fuel efficiency and zero gravity seats are other features to like.
Kia Cadenza – 40.2 inches of headroom and 45.5 inches of legroom are the highlights of this vehicle’s spacious cabin and make it a roomy choice for any tall driver.
Cadillac CT6 – 40.2 inches of headroom and 46.4 inches of legroom make the Cadillac CT6 one of the best used cars for long legged drivers.
Hyundai Sonata – The Sonata boasts 40.4 inches of headroom and 45.5 inches of legroom as well as oversized seats and a big trunk.
Hyundai Genesis – Specifically, the G80 offers 41.1 inches of headroom and 45.7 inches of legroom, which will make any tall driver a little more comfortable. The G90 offers a bit more legroom, at 46.3 inches.
GMC Canyon – Trucks are generally sought after for their towing capacity, horsepower and rugged durability. This truck offers all of that and 41.4 inches of headroom along with 45 inches of legroom.
Chevy Colorado – The Chevy Colorado matches the headroom and legroom dimensions of the GMC Canyon at a lower base price. Its active tow system is pretty nice too.
Chevy Silverado – With 42.4 inches of headroom and 45.3 inches of legroom the Silverado offers a bit more space for tall drivers (and passengers) to enjoy.
GMC Sierra – This truck matches the space dimensions of the Chevy Silverado at a slightly lower base price.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class – The G-Class delivers 42.4 inches of headroom and 52.5 inches of legroom – a roomy SUV option for tall drivers.
Chevy Suburban – 42.8 inches of headroom and 45.3 inches of legroom make the spacious Suburban a go-to option.
GMC Yukon – With the same dimensions as the Suburban, the Yukon is another solid choice for tall drivers.
Cadillac Escalade – Offers the same dimensions as the Suburban and Yukon, but at a higher price point.